Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
THU, 20 SEP 2018 20:09 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: SUN, 25 FEB 2018 15:13
Qubad Talabani attends a seminar of Iranian representatives

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( - Acting Prime Minister Qubad Talabani attended a seminar of the Islamic Republic of Iran`s representatives in Iraq and Kurdistan, held in Suleimaniya. Iran's ambassador to Iraq, Iraj Masjedi, special representatives from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, consuls and officials from Iranian representations in Iraq and Kurdistan were attended.

Bilateral ties, regional security and political developments and mutual economic interests were the main topics discussed during the seminar.

Mr. Masjedi expressed the willingness of his government to cooperate with the Kurdistan Region in various sectors based on common interests.

Acting Prime Minister Talabani stressed the important role that Iran can play in the development of the Kurdistan Region and Iraq. He highlighted Iran`s positive role in building peace and enhancing security in the region in general, urging that it continues on this same policy in the best interest of the people of Iraq, Kurdistan and the wider region.

Mr. Talabani also briefed the audience about the reforms adopted by the Kurdistan Regional Government. He stated that the KRG is working towards diversifying its economy with less reliance on oil. He recalled Islamic Republic of Iran's successful experience in the development of its industrial and agriculture sectors, which may be of example for the KRG.

Mr. Talabani also discussed the outstanding issues between the KRG and Iraqi federal government, stating that Iran can play an important role in helping to reach a satisfactory settlement for both sides.

He pointed out that a united and strong Kurdistan Region is in the interest of the wider region in general and Iran in particular. He stressed that the Kurdistan Region is willing to solve all outstanding issues based on the Iraqi federal Constitution.

Mr. Talabani reaffirmed that Kurdistan political parties should speak with one voice while preparing for the upcoming Iraqi elections and work to fulfil all the constitutional rights of the people of the Kurdistan Region.

Prime Minister Barzani receives UN delegation
MON, 17 SEP 2018 13:01

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( - Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Mohammad Naciri, regional director for the Arab States for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, and his accompanying delegation.

DFR Head and German CG stress needs for strengthened cooperation between Kurdistan Region - German Republic
MON, 17 SEP 2018 12:21

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Barbara Wolf, German Consul General to Kurdistan Region together with the German Consul for political, economic and humanitarian affairs, Barbera Schumacher visited KRG Department of Foreign Relations and met with Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Falah Mustafa Bakir and Assistant Head, Siham Mamand.

KRG DFR and new US Consulate General confirmed their determination to further develop existing relations
THU, 13 SEP 2018 17:03

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa along with the Assistant Head Siham Mamand met with the New US Consul General to Kurdistan Region, Steven Fagin, and his accompanying delegation.



Head of DFR and Swedish Ambassador to Iraq discuss areas of cooperation

WED, 19 SEP 2018 15:25

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – KRG Head of the  Department of Foreign RelationsMinister Falah Mustafa,  received Swedish Ambassador to Iraq, Pontus Melander and his accompanying delegation to discuss the latest political developments in the area.


Prime Minister Barzani and U.S. Envoy discuss political process

TUE, 18 SEP 2018 20:12

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( - Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Brett McGurk, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Douglas Silliman and the U.S. Consul General to the Kurdistan Region, Steven Fagin.


Greek Consul General meets with Head of DFR and formally assumes office in Kurdistan Region

TUE, 18 SEP 2018 16:51

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – The New Greek Consul General to Kurdistan Region, Efthymios Costopoulos, visited Foreign Relations Department and met the Head of DFR, Minister Falah Mustafa.


Head of EU Liaison Office in Erbil and Head of DFR to further expand and advance bilateral cooperation

MON, 17 SEP 2018 13:16

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Head of the Department of Foreign Relations of Kurdistan Regional Government,  Minister Falah Mustafa along with Assistant Head Siham Mamand, yesterday received the Head of EU Liaison Office in Erbil, Clarisse Pásztory, to review the latest political situation in the Region.